Harry Ellis

Harry Ellis started climbing around 2000 when he was at university but really got hooked when he began work at Derwentwater Youth Hostel. Since then he has climbed all over the UK, though mainly in the Lakes, both in summer and winter, and also in the Alps, the Dolomites and New Zealand. Highlight routes include the Cuillin Ridge Traverse (AD), An Teallach Traverse in Winter (II), Engineer's Slabs (VS) on Great Gable, The Crack (VS) and Whit's End Direct (E1) on Gimmer. In the alps, an ascent of Point de Zinal stands out as being memorable for the atmosphere and views as much as the climbing.

Harry at a bivy in the Chamonix Alps. In the background are the Grandes Jorasses and the Dent du Géant. (photo: Dave Bucket)

Harry leading Green Gully (IV) on Ben Nevis. (photo: Hannah Evans)

Harry approaching the crux on Plague of Blazes (E2), Gorge Crag, Glen Nevis, Scotland. (photo: Hannah Evans)

Harry on the Dibidil Round. Isle of Rhum, Scotland. (photo: Rich Garside)

Harry ski-touring on Blencathra, the Lake District, December 2010. (photo: Chris Cox)

Harry revealing his masochistic side on South Chimney (D), Almscliffe and the Strenuous Chimney (MVS) finish of Bracket & Slab Climb, Gimmer Crag. (photos: Ellie Parker & Steven Andrews )

Harry sea-kayaking just off the Ardnish Peninsula (photos: Rich Garside).

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